Highland Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky., dedicates the second Sunday of Advent to remembering those lost to violence in its community.

Published in Congregations

A writer and minister says Advent is based on a harrowing narrative of controversy and stress as Mary and Joseph head to Bethlehem. But she and other ministers offer guidance on how to find balance in the journey.

Published in Theology
Friday, 26 December 2014 06:05

Let’s keep Herod in Christmas

Walmart sells a variety of plastic nativity scenes for the yard, but there are no glow-in-the-dark King Herods.

Published in Columns
Thursday, 25 December 2014 05:05

Overtaken by joy

God delights to use what the world scorns, and thereby allows unexpected joy to break in.

Published in Columns
Wednesday, 24 December 2014 06:02

Crossing borders during Christmas

God set the pattern.

Published in Columns

Several Baptist churches brought food, presents and the gospel to those who need it most in Texas border towns.

Published in Organizations
Monday, 22 December 2014 06:02

For unto us a child is born

“For unto us a child is born”: Reflections on a grandson, 2014, and Christmas.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 04:35

Thank God for music

We sing the Good News so that the rest of the world begins to sing along.

Published in Columns
Thursday, 13 November 2014 10:32

Maryland school board ‘steals’ Christmas

The latest casualties in the so-called war on Christmas are Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Published in Social Issues
Thursday, 26 December 2013 13:38

Ghosts of Christmas past

It’s a beautiful irony of human experience that we work so hard to keep things static, and all the while they are always constantly changing.

Published in Talk With the Preacher
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